This hotel is situated on a very narrow and obscure street (Arnis street). The taxi driver has a hard time finding this place. He has to ask several locals along the way to locate this hotel. Maybe it will be a good idea to print a map of the location to assist the taxi driver.
The check-in and check-out were very smooth. The several staff I encountered during my stay were friendly. Several brochures and a map were given upon checking in. The Megaro metro station is a short walk away. Around this area, there's a mini groceries store just at the end of Arnis street where you can buy the essentials, like mineral water. Also, between the hotel and the metro station, you will encounter several cafes such as Illy; good place to have breakfast before an exciting day ahead.
The room itself is clean. They have set up an extra bed for my kid. Other than that, the room is exactly as what you see in their website. There's a round dining table, an office desk and a comfortable sofa set with still plenty of room for the 3 of us.
There are a couple of dislikes I have about this place. Firstly, it's the kitchette, or the lack of it. The kitchette is actually a small cardboard. Inside you will find one portable electric stove, some quite dirty pots and a kettle. There's no kitchen sink or the smoke absorber thingy above to reduce the odour and smoke from cooking. I would not want to cook anything here.
The other dislike is that, despite the modern looking room, there is a CRT-type tv. There is even a surround sound system in the room with a DVD player and yet the old looking tv seems so out of place. Probably it's time to upgrade to the LCD/LED tv.
But overall, I think this is still quite a nice hotel, if you are not planning to cook your own meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guests of Holiday Suites can use the facilities of Crowne Plaza such as: the roof-top swimming pool, the gyma, the sauna, the restaurant and the bar. Crowne Plaza Athens is only 600 meters away from Holiday Suites ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Hotel Athens